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image SM 38/3/3

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SM 38/3/3


[3] Survey of the front elevation


Elevation of 'Lindsey House' in Lincolns Inn Fields


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Honble Spencer Perceval and (pencil) some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • October 1802
    October 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (570 x 678)


Thomas Sword or William Edward Rolfe


This survey of the front elevation of the house is unfinished. It shows the five-bay façade with rusticated ground floor and Ionic pilasters covering the upper floors. The ground floor windows are ornamented with pediments - the central pediment open and scrolled - and above the cornice is a balustrade shielding the attice storey and tall chimney stacks. The house was divided in two in the mid-eighteenth century and therefore there are two doors with separate arched fanlights which are measured, as are the ground-floor windows.



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